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Employer liable to ex-employee for negligent email
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • May 17 2011

It is well established that employers must be careful about what they say about ex-employees when giving references


New National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October 2011
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2011

Following recommendations from the Low Pay Commission, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced the National Minimum Wage rates that will apply from 1 October 2011:The adult rate (for workers aged 21 and over) will increase by 15p from £5


Government publishes its Equality Strategy including plans on positive action and gender pay reporting
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 7 2010

The Government has published 'The Equality Strategy - Building a Fairer Britain', setting out its new approach to equality


Sick notes to be replaced by ‘Fit Notes' from 6 April 2010
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2010

From 6 April 2010, the sick note an employee currently has to obtain from his GP if he is absent from work for eight days or more will be replaced by a new "Statement of Fitness for Work" medical statement (known as a "Fit Note") in the form below


What’s coming into force in April 2011?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2011

A number of employment law changes will be taking place in April 2011


Changes to employers’ redundancy obligations
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • June 14 2010

A new Act dated 18 May 2010 has changed French employers' obligations in respect of redundancies


‘Principle of uniform collective bargaining agreements’ overturned
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • August 18 2010

Until recently German case law - under the 'principle of uniform collective bargaining agreements' - provided that where there is more than one applicable collective bargaining agreement in a particular business operation, only one of the agreements can apply


“Without prejudice” rule remains intact
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2010

The "without prejudice" rule provides that written or oral communications which are made for the purpose of a genuine attempt to compromise a dispute between parties may generally not be admitted in evidence


No need to conclude grievance procedure before dismissal
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2010

What should you do when an employee raises a grievance at the same time as dismissal or disciplinary action is proposed?


Urgent measures in the job market
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Spain
  • August 18 2010

Legislation introducing a range of measures designed to breathe new life into Spain's jobs market came into effect on 18 June